AAA on Televisa: 2015-11-21 

Fantasma has had enough of karate flips

Recapped: 12/05/2015

What happened: Pentagon dropped Jack on his head again, and vowed to shave it after taking the title. Mini Abismo beat Dinastia and challenged for a title match (that he was already getting, but maybe he wanted to make sure.)

What was good: Everything was good. Nothing was super, but the main even was better than I thought it would be.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and on AAA’s channel (though I seem to have messed up the links somehow.)

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GIW, Puebla preview

photo by Black Terry Jr.

GIW (SUN) 12/13/2015 Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring.]
1) Power Bull & Psique b Dr. Jekyll & Juana La Loca
Dr. Jekyll replaced Chica Ye-Ye.
2) Araña de Plata & Coyote b Fly Star & Toxin
3) Metaleón © b Mr. Leo, Centvrión [NGW CHAMP]
Metaleon beat Mr. Leo to keep the title. Centvrion demanded a one on one match with Metaleon for the title.
4) Impulso b Rocky Lobo
5) Herodes Jr. b Black Terry
Slight upset.
6) Ricky Marvin b Belial, Oriental
No Super Nova or Arez, with Ricky Marvin being added and defeating Belial with the Lider Storm.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of the main event three way match, of Metaleon vs Mr. Leo vs Centvrion and of Impulso vs Rocky Lobo.

No IWRG results from last night.

Tonight’s CMLL Puebla show has Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero in a singles match as the main event. There’s 31 singles matches between them in the luchadb. They’ve had four previous matches in Arena Puebla, splitting them 2 to 2. This match, especially on a random night in Puebla, has a low ceiling but also has a low floor: it’s almost definitely going to be a 10-12 minute 3 star match.

The last couple CMLL streaming shows have not been good. The best chances for tonight’s show being good are with that main event, with the second match (Espiritu Maligno wrestling on the tecnico side with Lestat against Disturbio & Policeman), and maybe with the young guys in the opener. Stigma, Fuego and Rey Cometa versus Canelo Casas, Okumura and Skandalo rematch for a second time, which usually means a singles match next week but they haven’t been hinting at one. Maybe Stigma/Skandalo is a holiday treat? I dunno.

Design Edge Canada has an article on AAA’s “Lucha: A Tribute” book that was unveiled a few weeks ago. It looks great, still no idea how to get it – or if we can. On one of his podcasts a few weeks ago, Court Bauer mentioned these weren’t actually going to be sold but instead be handed out to Mexican consulates around the world. The article mentions a limited hardcover edition and a paperback version. The hardcover sounds like something that would go in consulates, but it seems like they’d only do a paperback if they were planning on selling it. Maybe I’m grasping at straws. Anyway, go look at the pictures.

CaraLucha has a restaurant now. It’s a fast food place near the airport.

Hijo del Fantasma says they’ll have all the belts in 2016. The Sexy Star/Pentagon Jr. mixed tag team titles are mentioned, so we’re supposed to still remember they (and she) exist. Sexy’s had the belts for media appearances, but they haven’t been defended since they won them in April 2014.

Segunda Caida reviews La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Místico, Negro Casas

Eric Mutter breaks down the highlights from the Lucha Underground Season 2 trailer.


IWRG (WED) 12/16/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alas de Acero & Aramis vs Ángel De La Muerte I & Ángel De La Muerte II
2) Kaling Black, Látigo, Rocket Rojo vs Dr. Karonte, Hip Hop Man, Imposible
3) Diablo Jr. I & El Hijo del Diablo vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno
4) Emperador Azteca, Hijo de Mascara Sagrada, Hijo del Alebrije vs Canis Lupus, Halloween Jr., Tony Rivera
5) Argos, Titán (CMLL), Tritón vs Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly

Thought for a brief moment this was the end of CMLL’s prohibition of allowing their guys to get booked in IWRG. Probably not; this looks like an Elite lineup being put in Naucalpan for whatever reason – Argos and a Dr. Karonte aren’t working any other shows right now.

CMLL (SAT) 12/19/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala vs El Rebelde
2) Eléctrico vs Mercurio
3) Magnus vs Hijo del Signo
4) Soberano Jr. vs Nitro
5) Delta vs Hechicero
6) Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado © vs Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther [Arena Coliseo TAG]
first defense
7) Ángel de Oro, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Panther & Maya are heading to Japan, and people heading to Japan have a good chance of winning these matches. This is randomly one of the better Saturday shows in a while, with the title match, Delta/Hechicero, Electrico/Mercurio and Bengala/Rebelde all having chances of being good and some decent guys sprinkled in the other matches.

great match roundup, week of 2015-11-21

I’m getting staggering close to being on time and relevant. This week was a really good Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi match that no one will remember because it got beat the next week. That was on the 11/27 CMLL Claro. We’re well into the stretch of bleh shows on the 11/23 Puebla show.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi in a lightning match CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
good Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Psycho Clown vs Dinastía & Octagoncito AAA on Televisa: 2015-11-21 2015-11-06
good Angélico, Garza Jr., Jack Evans vs Mr. 450, Súper Fly, Texano Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2015-11-21 2015-11-06
good Drago, Murder Clown, Speedball vs El Mesías, Hijo del Fantasma, Taurus AAA on Televisa: 2015-11-21 2015-11-06
good Arkalis, Asturiano, Lestat, Millenium, Rey Samuray vsAkuma, Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Inquisidor, Raziel in a cibernetico match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-23 2015-11-23
good Esfinge, Soberano Jr., The Panther vs Disturbio, Okumura, Súper Comando CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
good Atlantis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
ok Meyer, Paris, Zaeta Roja vs Guerrero Espacial, King Jaguar, Policeman CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-23 2015-11-23
ok Atlantis © vs La Máscara for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-23 2015-11-23
ok Ángel de Oro, Titán, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
ok Mistico, Super Parka, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
below average Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-23 2015-11-23
below average Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2015-11-23 2015-11-23
below average Robin & Sensei vs Espanto Jr. & Hijo del Signo CMLL on 2015-11-27 2015-11-27
watch later Centvrión, Látigo, Mr. Leo vs Hip Hop Man, Imposible, Vortize IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-11-23 2015-11-22
watch later Apolo Estrada Jr. & El Hijo del Diablo © vs Hijo del Pantera & Pantera for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2015-11-23 2015-11-22